What to do in Nairobi in a day
What to do in Nairobi in a day: Nairobi the capital city of Kenya is a great destination and a must visit during your Kenya safari, Nairobi is a great tourist centre in Kenya where most safaris in Kenya start from to other destinations in Kenya. Nairobi is a magical city of love, adventure and thrill which has evolved from being a humble camp for railway workers in 1899 to a capital of British East Africa by 1907.
Nairobi city is a wonder city to visit while on a Kenya safari, while spending your time in Nairobi either for a business, safari or waiting for flight back home here is a few t6hings you can do while in Nairobi city .
Visit Nairobi national Museum
Nairobi national Museum is one of the must visit sites in Nairobi offering an opportunity to learn more about and its history, Nairobi national Museum is located in about 2 miles from the city centre of Nairobi at Museum Hill. Nairobi national Museum was opened in 1930 with a purpose to preserve the history and culture of Kenya, the museum houses collections of Kenya’s history, culture and art revealing the richness of Kenya and its people.
Nairobi national Museum comprises of many attractions including Art gallery, temporary exhibitions, botanical gardens and Nature trails, shopping and culture facilities. Kenya has one of the largest numbers of fossil human remains in Africa consisting of about 1000 individuals and they are showcased in an upstairs section of the Museum. Some of the must see galleries in Nairobi national Museum include the hall of Kenya, the Joy Adamson gallery, The cycles of Life, the birds of East Africa gallery, The great Hall of Mammals, Ahmed the Elephant, the cradle of Mankind, Historia ya Kenya and Temporary exhibitions.
While on your tour in Nairobi national Museum you will learn more about Kenya, its history and its people through various displayed pieces in galleries.
Souvenir shopping at Utamaduni crafts centre
Utamaduni crafts centre is a beautiful centre to visit for craft and souvenir shopping during your Kenya safari in Nairobi city, the Utamaduni crafts centre is located in Langata in a short distance from The Giraffe Centre. Utamaduni Crafts centre gets its name from a local slag meaning culture, tradition and folklore, the centre is the best crafts market in Nairobi and it has been in operation for over 20 years . Utamaduni Crafts Centre comprises of a beautiful garden where you can sit and enjoy refreshments, the centre has a two storey Kikuyu-style house with almost 20 shops selling crafts and showcasing a wealth of Kenyan culture. A number of beautiful stuff is sold at Utamaduni crafts centre and these include wood carvings, antiques, bronze item, Maasai items, Kisii stone, Kenyan baskets, carved wooden bowls, beaded glassware and African fabrics among others.
Visit the Giraffe centre
The Giraffe centre is one of the places you will enjoy visiting during your Kenya safari in Nairobi, the Giraffe Centre is a home to the Rothschild Giraffe – Environmental Conservation Centre and a creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya) which is a Kenyan non-profit organization.
The Giraffe centre is located in Lang’ata approximately 20 kilometers from the centre of Nairobi, this centre is a nature sanctuary and the only sanctuary protecting the endangered giraffe in East Africa, the centre is a 60 acre sanctuary protects over 10 Rothschild Giraffe.
The Giraffe Centre is open for visiting while in Nairobi during your Kenya safari and it is open from 9 Am to 5 pm on a daily basis seven days a week. The centre has a platform allowing you to get close to the beautiful Rothschild giraffe.
Enjoy traditional dances at the Bomas of Kenya
The Bomas of Kenya is an ideal destination to visit while Nairobi, this village is ideal for Kenya cultural tours offering an opportunity to enjoy and learn more about various Kenya tribes and their cultures and traditions. The Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village situated in Langata, Nairobi approximately 10 kilometers from the Central Business District.
The Bomas of Kenya was established by the government of Kenya in 1971 as a subsidiary company of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a tourist attraction, the name of this village is got from a Swahili word “Boma” meaning a homestead and the Bomas is the plural. The Bomas of Kenya where established in order to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups in Kenya. The Bomas of Kenya displays various traditional villages belonging to several Kenya tribes, Kenya consists of 44 tribes such as the Maasai, Kikuyu, Kisii, Luo, and Kalejin among others.
At the Bomas of Kenya traditional dances and acrobatic shows starting at 02:30 pm on weekdays and 03:30pm on weekends and public holidays, the cultural and acrobatic performances last for about 1.5 hours. These performances offers an insight into Kenya in miniature, if you want to experience culture and be entertained by cultural dances, Bomas of Kenya is your must visit site in Kenya.
Visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a beautiful site to visit while on a Kenya safari in Nairobi, David Sheldrick Trust us an orphanage and rehabilitation center for orphan elephants and other wildlife species (orphan elephant and wildlife rehabilitation program). This site was established and founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honor of her late husband David Sheldrick and since 2001, the it is run by Angela Sheldrick a daughter to Daphne Sheldrick and David Sheldrick.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world, visiting David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust offer an opportunity to stay in presence of elephants and get an opportunity to feed them.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is also a rehabilitation centre for white rhinos, eland, hippos, eland and giraffes rescued from many areas of Kenya.